Ben Sheene


100 games reviewed
85.3 average score
85 median score
82.5% of games recommended
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Jun 12, 2017

Where the Heart Leads is a narrative journey taking players through the often mundane, sometimes impactful choices made in life. Lacking truly worthwhile gameplay, a swath of players may avoid this meaningful, surrealist story and seek out something less ordinary.

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Jun 12, 2017

Little Nightmares II builds on the original's macabre formula of unsettling imagery and clever puzzles by crafting more diverse environments and expanding the player's toolset for solving and escaping tense situations.

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6.8 / 10.0 - MotoGP 18
Jun 12, 2017

MotoGP 18 is the official game of the sport yet despite an extensive career mode and an overhauled engine, developer Milestone has only iterated rather than innovated.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Rust
Sep 21, 2017

Rust Console Edition is, simply, a console port of an 8-year-old PC survival game that has managed to stand the test of time. It may not perform as smoothly on console yet but the desperate fights for survival against hostile forces still remains.

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9.1 / 10.0 - Prey: Mooncrash
Sep 23, 2017

Prey: Mooncrash melds Arkane's excellent immersive sim playground with the challenge of a roguelike that gives players a good excuse to dive back into what made Prey so fun.

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6.9 / 10.0 - MXGP Pro
Oct 10, 2017

MXGP Pro is functional enough to fulfill the cravings for players who want this kind of game, yet it serves as another example that developer Milestone needs to give more time and care to its franchises.

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Oct 16, 2017

Though Immortals Fenyx Rising may borrow familiar elements from other series, this new IP from Ubisoft establishes a unique identity through the lens of Greek mythology by using humor, intelligent puzzles, powerful combat, and clever world building.

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Oct 17, 2017

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an entertaining blend of planet-hopping adventure and spaceship customization built on the back of the dormant toys-to-life genre. The level of care and detail put into making this unique slice of space isn't burdened by somewhat repetitive gameplay and exploitative systems.

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8 / 10.0 - Fury Unleashed
Nov 3, 2017

Though it doesn't reinvent the rogeulike genre, Fury Unleashed makes a name for itself through its comic book style and action-heavy combo system that relies on agile shooting and swift thinking.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Marvel's Avengers
Nov 6, 2017

In spite of its rough edges and games as a service trappings, Marvel's Avengers triumphs against most overwhelming odds by allowing players to live out a multi-faceted superhero fantasy with friends.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Kingdom Two Crowns
Nov 28, 2017

A surprising twist on the strategy and resource management genre, Kingdom Two Crowns offers players a mostly serene experience with gorgeous art and limited direction that may frustrate players not willing to uncover its secrets.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Fade to Silence
Jan 29, 2018

Fade to Silence makes bold attempts at twisting the survival genre into an expansive pallet of action-based combat, base building, and crafting. The freezing post-apocalypse is brutal and not often rewarding, yet there is enough personality to merit interest.

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Feb 15, 2018

Rainbow Six Extraction somehow translates the phenomenal gunplay from Siege into tense PvE incursions but can stumble with Operator diversification and mission variety as teams master their relentless and deadly alien foes.

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8 / 10.0 - Solar Ash
Feb 15, 2018

Solar Ash's sin of less than ideal platforming progression is outweighed by its constantly surprising, intoxicating world that features stunning vistas explored using primal speed, asking the player to be along for its dreamy ride.

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Mar 7, 2018

The Crew 2 Demolition Derby is an update that makes the game feel more fully realized.

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8 / 10.0 - The Surge 2
Apr 29, 2018

The Surge 2 builds upon the unique ideas of its predecessor to create a more engaging, sprawling sequel. A few bumps in the road do little to impede a satisfying construct of combat and customization.

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May 25, 2018

Hitman: Sniper Assassin is hopefully a suiting prelude to the kind of decision-making and variety players will get when Hitman 2 releases on November 13.

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7 / 10.0 - Anthem
Jun 17, 2018

In a matter of weeks Anthem has marveled with its engaging action and technical incompetence. As a power fantasy, the game achieves many co-op thrills but the highs are often spread too thin over questionable design choices. BioWare's pedigree feels suppressed by a game that needed much more time in the oven.

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Aug 17, 2018

Tribes of Midgard blends survival, crafting, and action in a cooperative Viking setting. But if you aren't matched with a helpful, communicative lobby, be prepared to spend long stretches of time engaging in the game's less fun activities.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Far Cry: New Dawn
Aug 25, 2018

Though Far Cry: New Dawn treads similar ground as its predecessor, this direct sequel signals the franchises is stretching its wings by introducing RPG mechanics and easily replayable content. This is still a game packed with zany characters, bizarre moments, and fast-paced fun.

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